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Unhappy Endings

It wasn’t a terrible shock to the college football world when Mack Brown resigned as the University of Texas’ head football coach on Saturday. Rumors had run rampant for weeks, in fact ever since the team started the season 1-2. In spite of going 7-2 in their final 9 games, an 8-4 record was not…

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Pursue Peace With Everyone Podcast

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We all face conflict, either on the job, at home, or in the church. So what does God’s Word say about dealing with these inevitable disagreements? On Sports Spectrum, Kansas City Royals General Manager, Dayton Moore, and Mo Michalski of Athletes in Action weigh in on resolving conflicts both in professional sports, and in life….

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Peacemakers

One of the best things about sports is the heated rivalries that add so much spice to the games we love. In baseball, it is the Red Sox-Yankees or Dodgers-Giants. In football, it might be Packers-Bears or Cowboys-Redskins. In the NBA, the Lakers and Celtics top the list, while the English Premier League offers Liverpool-Manchester…

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Unpredictable

With the US Women’s Open golf tournament being played this past weekend, the golfing world was allowed to pause, look back, and celebrate the 10-year anniversary of one of the great underdog sports stories in recent years. In the 2003 Women’s Open, little-known Hilary Lunke came from nowhere to secure women’s golf’s greatest prize—and a…

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Closer

Few positions in sports carry with them as much inherent pressure as being the closer on a Major League baseball team. Whenever the closer takes the mound, they know that the game is in their hands. They are protecting a small lead, and the final outcome is far from settled. That is why the ability…

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Setting a Course For Success

This weekend marks the close of the first week of the Major League Baseball season, but it is not only the end of the first week—it is the beginning of the long, long journey for which teams have been preparing all winter long. This is particularly true of teams in the American League East. Arguably…

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Super Bowl Streaks

There are a number of teams that have had terrific Super Bowl runs. In the 1970s, the Pittsburgh Steelers became the first team to win four Super Bowls, led by Terry Bradshaw, Lynn Swann, and the Steel Curtain defense. In the 1980s, the dominant team to streak to multiple titles was the San Francisco 49ers,…

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Unwanted Change

Today is New Year’s Eve and, with it, many of us will greet one another with wishes of a Happy New Year. It will not be that, however, for some key individuals in the NFL for, in addition to being New Year’s Eve, today is also Black Monday—the Monday after the NFL’s final regular season…

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Dangerous Games

The past week has been a vivid reminder of the fact that the games we love don’t always love us. Whether we like it or not, our games can be very dangerous—and sometimes we feel defenseless against that danger. Last week, Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was hit in the head by a line drive…

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Desperate Times

Going into Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the Pure Michigan 400, there were 6 drivers fighting it out for, basically, the one remaining spot in NASCAR’s version of the playoffs—the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Hugely successful drivers like Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, and Carl Edwards are in the mix, and the fact is that…

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